Khazri given green light for Tunisia

Sunderland and Tunisia forward Wahbi Khazri has survived an injury scare and been passed fit to compete at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The competition kicks off this weekend in Libreville, Gabon.

Khazri suffered an ankle injury just 16 minutes into Sunday’s friendly game against Egypt, a 1-0 defeat.

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But the Tunisian Football Federation has subsequently announced that the 25-year-old will recover in time to participate at the continental showpiece.

“It’s not serious, it’s a benign ankle sprain. He will be able to play in Gabon,” read a statement.

Tunisia begin their campaign against Senegal this Sunday, with Algeria and Zimbabwe the other teams in Group B.

GROUP A Pld Pts
Burkina Faso 3 5
Cameroon 3 5
Gabon 3 3
Guinea-Bissau 3 1
GROUP B Pld Pts
Senegal 2 6
Tunisia 2 3
Zimbabwe 2 1
Algeria 2 1
GROUP C Pld Pts
DR Congo 2 4
Morocco 2 3
Ivory Coast 2 2
Togo 2 1
GROUP D Pld Pts
Ghana 2 6
Egypt 2 4
Mali 2 1
Uganda 2 0
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Senegal Sadio Mane 2
Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 2
Algeria Riyad Mahrez 2
Burkina Faso Prejuce Nakoulma 2
DR Congo Junior Kabananga 2
Cameroon Sebastian Siani 1
Cameroon Benjamin Moukandjo 1
Cameroon Michael Ngadeu 1
Burkina Faso Issoufou Dayo 1
Guinea-Bissau Piqueti Brito Silva 1
Guinea-Bissau Juary Martinho Soares 1
Senegal Kara Mbodji 1
Senegal Henri Saivet 1
Tunisia Naim Sliti 1
Zimbabwe Kuda Mahachi 1
Zimbabwe Nyasha Mushekwi 1
Ivory Coast Geoffroy Serey Die 1
Ivory Coast Wilfried Bony 1
DR Congo Neeskens Kebano 1
Togo Mathieu Dossevi 1
Morocco Adel Bouhaddouz 1
Ghana Andre Ayew 1
Algeria Sofiane Hanni 1